Flynn, Scharfenberger applaud funding increases for Monmouth County schools

Flynn, Scharfenberger applaud funding increases for Monmouth County schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Most school districts across northern Monmouth County as well as the county’s regional schools saw increases in their school state aid, Assembly members Gerry Scharfenberger and Vicky Flynn announced Thursday.

Both Assembly members have advocated for fair state aid disbursements amid the devastating cuts brought on by the school funding formula known as S2.

“We successfully argued last year that our school districts could not absorb state aid losses and provide the thorough and efficient education guaranteed to New Jersey school children under our state constitution,” Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth), a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, said. “While we were able to secure stabilization aid last year for many of our schools, this year we’re pleased to see so many of them receiving regular state aid.”

Legislative District 13, comprising 16 municipalities, saw an overall bump of more than $5 million in total school state aid.

“We have been relieved by the announcement of state aid funding today for our towns, which is the result of the dedication and efforts of all interested parties. So many members of our community — local school districts, teachers, parents, and elected officials – all worked together with state officials to make this announcement a reality,” Flynn (R – Monmouth) said. “This is a victory for the students and taxpayers of District 13, and most importantly, reflects the commitment of our school districts to support student success. The benefit from increased funding for our schools will be monumental on a myriad of levels, strengthening the path forward for our next generation of leaders to be successful.”

State aid totals and percent increases:

  • Marlboro: $8,057,759, 7.45%
  • Matawan-Aberdeen: $15,251,934, 7.06%
  • Keyport: $5,675,580, 18.24%
  • Holmdel: $5,135,133, 8.68%
  • Middletown: $13,990,077, 5.98%
  • Rumson Boro: $1,166,449, 11.92%
  • Little Silver: $897,082, 2.41%
  • Oceanport: $965,847, 19.03%
  • Monmouth Beach: $254,651, 8.55%
  • West Long Branch: $958,441, 28.76%
  • Henry Hudson Regional: $1,093,926, 100%
  • Red Bank Regional: $2,029,229, 13.54%
  • Shore Regional: $931,316, 4.48%

Aid remained stable for Union Beach, $5,725,773; Keansburg, $24,300,776; and Monmouth County Vocational, $8,120,555.